Yes, let's face it: Linux can be quite boring. And it gets worse if you are one of those users who spends all day writing code —or articles. Starring at a screen for hours can become one of the most monotonous thing in the world.

However, don't forget that every single piece of software was written by an army of coders who spent hours in front of a monitor, and you bet they found some way to kill their boredom!

If you're not like the 99% of the people, and YouTube, IpTV, social media or Streaming content is not enough for you. Maybe these three dumb things will help you kill time —and a few neurons along the way:

Watch Star Wars in ASCII via a Telnet Command

Yes, we know that you have already watched Star Wars in its original, remastered, extended, 3d, comic and porn version. However, this may be a new experience.

Open your CLI and type:

telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

If all goes well, you will get the geekiest version ever created of a star wars movie.

Whoever created this, thank you! Lol

If you are a windows user, you can also watch this movie, but first you will have to enable the telnet client.

On Windows 10, click the start button, type telnet, and enable the client in "Windows Features."

Another way to achieve this is by going to the Control Panel, then Go to Programs and Features and then click on "Turn Windows Features On or Off."

Then go to the start menu and type cmd and in the CLI follow these steps

  1. Type telnet and press Enter.
  2. Type "o" without quotes and press Enter.
  3. Now type "towel.blinkenlights.nl" without the quotes and press Enter.

And that's it! Happy procrastination!

Be More Polite to Your Linux CLI

Yes... We already know that the Command line is for ... Well... for commands. But there's no need to lose your manners and refraining from being a little more polite.

If you prefer your pc to "work with you instead of for you," replace the sudo command with please and feel a little better about yourself.

To do this enter the following command into your terminal:

alias please="sudo"

Now instead of using "sudo", use the magic word "please" <3

please shutdown
please apt-get update

That's so sweet!

Credits to Katerina Borodina for sharing this tip... She's a Genius! :P

Doing it that way only makes the change for the current session. To make it permanent edit your bashrc file (~/.bashrc) and add the following line to the end:
alias please = 'sudo'.

OK, Now, Go to Google:

Go to google.com and type these things in the search box (Without quotation marks)

If you are a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Search for "Thanos," and click on the hand that appears on the right side

If you are into music, search for "Metronome" and enjoy your life

If you liked The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Search for "Answer to Life the Universe and Everything"

If you are into retro gaming, search for "Atari Breakout"

If you are into twisted things, Search for "Askew"

If you haven't made that life-changing decision yet, Search for "Flip a Coin."

Search for "fun facts" then refresh, and refresh... and refresh (or ask another question)

Search for "Tic Tac Toe" and enjoy your loneliness while playing with... a bot

Search for "do a barrel roll" just because

We hope you liked these tips! However, we really hope you never reach such levels of boredom to justify watching a Star Wars Movie in ASCII!